State Police Detectives Investigating Homicide

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead on a trail in Dover this morning.

On August 30, 2023, at approximately 6:28 a.m., troopers responded to the Isaac Branch Greenway trail in the area of South Bay Road and President Drive, Dover, for a report of a man on the ground near the wood line. Upon arrival, troopers found 63-year-old Mark Garrett of Dover, Delaware, deceased with blunt force injuries. Due to the unknown circumstances surrounding the victim’s death, the Homicide Unit has assumed the investigation.

No suspect information is currently available, and detectives are attempting to determine Mr. Garrett’s activities on the day before his death.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441 or emailing [email protected]. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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